Trollope pledges future to Rovers

17 September 2009 04:28
Paul Trollope has signed a new 12-month rolling deal at Bristol Rovers and will now be known as manager rather than first-team coach. "After a couple of weeks of negotiation I'm delighted to sign a new contract, Trollope told BBC Points West. "We discussed the title of manager and I think I've been that in all but name for the last four years." Trollope joined the club in 2004 as a player before becoming first-team coach in November 2005. Former Wales international Trollope held the role of caretaker boss after Ian Atkins was sacked in the September of that year. Trollope added: "I could not take the title of manager initially as the previous manager was on gardening leave. "We have started the season well and with the training ground and the progression we have made on the pitch, we are really moving the club forward. "I've been here five years now and have grown a huge affection for the club and the area. "We set out a plan to take the club to the Championship and we feel we're on the road to do that." Rovers chairman Nick Higgs said: "Paul has done an excellent job and we hope this new contract goes some way to rewarding him for his hard work."

Source: BBC_Sport